5 Feb

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

Doesn’t this view just instantly make you feel at ease? The Malibu coast has our hearts for sure. For their wedding, Connie and Mike kept it sweet and intimate (with only eight in attendance) at a breathtaking private residence overlooking the ocean. The venue provided the dreamy Pacific backdrop + the team at Sitting in a Tree brought C + M’s Modern California vision to life.

Thanks to Max Wanger for these flawless shots:

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

Le sigh. What a beautiful little spot to say I Do.

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

Roses + peonies floating on by… The pool inspired much of the color play in the event design.

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

The contemporary details of the house kickstarted their design. Tori of Sitting in a Tree says, Since the bride and groom live on the East Coast, they really wanted a wedding that felt like the beach without being too cliché. We incorporated dark, modern, and masculine touches (Eames chairs, wood flatware, etc.) and balanced it out with a lot of colorful brights to keep it from being too serious. The venue was right on the beach and provided the perfect backdrop for them to celebrate.

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

Oh Bloem Hill, your florals are endlessly impressive.

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

A wonderful way to conclude the festivities!

Intimate Malibu wedding | Photo by Max and Friends  |  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85514

We think Connie + Mike’s special day could absolutely inspire any intimate event, don’t you?

Wishing you two the best!

Photographer: Max Wanger of Max and Friends / Videographer: SharkPig / Coordination & Design: Sitting in a Tree / Florals: Bloem Hill / Hair & Makeup: Fiore Beauty / Sweets: Sweet & Saucy / Catering: Whoa Nelly / Rentals: Found / Table Top: Casa de Perrin / Music: Tiernan Tunes

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4 Feb

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

It all started along an oak tree lined street in Jacksonville, Florida, where stylist Taylor L. Ghost + Christina Karst Photography (remember when these two teamed up for an art gallery editorial?) met up with this charming bride Katie and her real-life maid of honor Katy. They all took their favorite feminine Audrey Hepburn and Mad Men era inspirations and set out to transform them into a very darling scene…

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

They gathered a team of neat vendors like Becky Cardenas of The Wilding Collective who punched up the color palette with these vibrant blooms.

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

From Taylor:

To create the mood and design of this inspiration shoot, I looked at the essence of Audrey: her characters, the classic style she carried so well, the way she danced through life and embraced femininity with such ease. I also took into consideration post­war attitudes and ideals prevalent in the 1950’s. I asked myself and the other vendors involved, what would the Audrey Hepburn of today be like? What would sort of bride would she be? Because the shoot features both Katie and her real­life maid of honor, it was easy to embrace those questions and really turn the feminine factor up a notch!

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

A unique spread of bite-sized treats by Marisa of Sweet N’ Flour, all of which will be featured in her new menu.

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

Just a little peek at Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne‘s striking vintage pieces. They also used this mustard shade for the ring with The Mrs. Box in our gallery below.

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

Taylor says, The daring lens through which Christina sees the world captured every detail in such a way that one can’t help but feel lifted and happy as they gaze upon the photos. To be honest, she makes all of those around her happy like that by being such an engaged friend and photographer. Any bride would be more than lucky to include her in their special day!

Amazing work everyone!

Photographer: Christina Karst Photography / Stylist: Taylor L. Ghost / Florals: Becky Cardenas  of The Wilding Collective / Makeup: Nicole Bostick / Hair: Gwynne Mims Salon / Print Materials: Megan Martinez of I Meg Your Pardon / Baked Goods: Marisa Ratcliff of Sweet N’ Flour / Vintage Furniture: Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne / Vintage Hotel Mail Sorter: Maria of Tin Roof Rentals / Porsche: Courtesy of Chris Belyea / Bouquet Ribbon: Silk and Willow / Gold napkins: Anthropologie / Bride’s Gown: Fancy Bridal / Bride’s Shrug: Anthropologie / Custom Engagement Ring: Emily Triplett Jewelry / Box: The Mrs. Box / Bridesmaid’s Top, Bracelet, & Scarf: J. Crew / Bridesmaid’s Earrings & Belt: Anthropologie

 
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4 Feb

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

These invites just scream California cool, don’t they? That’s how Bash Please described Kristen + Josh’s colorful 250 guest Irvine wedding when they sent these shots by Jennifer Emerling our way. K + J (founders of the nonprofit 9 Dots) didn’t have a particular theme in mind, but they knew they didn’t want to stress over the planning or the wedding. They cut out traditions that didn’t make sense for them (and are known to get stressful if you let them)—no bridal party, no seating assignments, online RSVPS, meticulous DIYs, etc. That way, they could sit back, relax, and enjoy everything their rad team of vendors put together for their big day.

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Is Kristen’s Reem Acra gown not the most stunning thing ever?

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Eek! Honey and Poppies strikes again with florals after our own hearts.

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Kristen’s vision: bright, happy colors, leaving out anything that felt too stuffy. Josh’s must-have: food trucks. It all just fell into place from there, and the Bash Please team wowed with a bunch of custom décor to fit their laidback vibes.

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Will not be able to get this chuppah out of our heads for days…

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Kristen says, The 1st dance was to Pharrell’s “Happy” with a small portion of choreographed silliness.

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Kristen & Josh from Wade on Vimeo.

Final words from our bride…

Every moment is super memorable for us, from getting ready to the dance party at the end. The ceremony was really special. We had my little sister and Josh’s little brother officiate and Josh and I wrote our own vows. Our siblings walked our little dog, Tio, down the aisle and Tio sat up at the front during the ceremony. Even though we had almost 250 guests, the ceremony was so fun and intimate, we’ll never forget it!

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Photographer: Jennifer Emerling / Videographer: Wade Koch of Sharkpig / Venue: Private Estate in Irvine, CA / Planning, Design, & Paper Good Design: Bash Please / Florist: Honey and Poppies / Hair & Makeup Artist:  Symmetry Beauty by Nyrie / Dessert Table: A Sweet Savory / Catering: Soho Taco, Waff-n-Roll, Burnt Truck, MIHO Gastrotruck / Rentals: Classic Rentals / Lounge Furniture: Yeah! Rentals, Found Vintage Rentals / Photo Booth: Smilebooth / Bar: Pharmacie / DJ: Mike Cruz / Bride’s Dress: Reem Acra from The White Dress in Corona Del Mar / Shoes: Steve Madden / Jewelry: Ariel Gordon / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Shoes: Vans / Bride’s Sister’s Dress: After Six

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